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Laying Foundations of Faith South of San Francisco

Ladies celebrate the church’s 60th anniversary in 2018.

By Carl Stagner

San Francisco is well-known for a variety of things. The Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Chinatown, and the hit song about leaving one’s heart there would probably make the list—to name a few. The Bay Area is probably not well-known for the presence of the church, however. But the Church of God does have a strong presence in the region, and it cannot be discounted. One of the vital works of the Movement in the area is only five miles from the city in a community called South San Francisco. There, Hillside Church of God is actively laying foundations of faith early, across cultural divides, to the marginalized, and over the Internet. Continue reading

Healings Wow Doctors, Reflect Florida Church’s Spiritual Health

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By Carl Stagner

One of the children’s workers at Village View Community Church in Summerfield, Florida, received the devastating news that a serious heart condition would require her to undergo heart valve replacement surgery. Her breathing was difficult, and her blood flow was inhibited. She was intubated and given six hours-worth of anesthesia. Before the doctor began to operate, he decided to check the condition of the heart valves one more time. What happened next stunned the medical community, but was in many ways a reflection of a healthy, missional church that covered the patient in prayer. Continue reading

CHOG Congregations Sustain Flood Damage: How You Can Help

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Photo: Flooded auditorium at Mountain Park Community Church in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Church of God Ministries Disaster Relief Committee has been made aware that Church of God congregations in three states have sustained major flood damage in the past month. Damage reports have been received from Little Paint Church of God in East Point, Kentucky; Mountain Park Community Church in Phoenix, Arizona; and the Christian school at Fairview Church in Seattle, Washington. The extensive damage at each of these facilities is not covered by insurance. Continue reading